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About Dr. Deborah L Gofreed
Dr. Deborah L Gofreed, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Arlington, VA, with another office in Arlington, VA. She has 38 years of experience. Her specialties include Internal Medicine, Sleep Medicine and Pulmonary Disease. Dr. Gofreed is affiliated with Inova Fairfax Hospital and Virginia Hospital Center. She speaks English.
Dr. Deborah L Gofreed has the following 3 specialties
- Internal Medicine
An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.
- Sleep Medicine
A sleep medicine specialist is specially trained in diagnosing and treating disorders involving sleep.
Sleep disorders such as sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome and insomnia are very common and can often cause other serious health issues, such as depression, asthma, and migraines. Sleep medicine specialists often work in sleep centers where they observe a patient while sleeping and monitor brain waves, behavior, and vital signs in order to identify the causes of sleep disturbance, or an inability to sleep (insomnia).
Sleep medicine specialists treat patients through advising on sleep hygiene, providing cognitive behavioral therapy, using light therapy, or medical sleep aides.
- Pulmonary Disease
A pulmonologist is a physician who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions related to the lungs and respiratory tract.
These specialists are similar to critical care specialists in that their patients often require mechanical ventilation to assist their breathing.
Pulmonologists diagnose and treat patients with conditions such as asthma, cystic fibrosis, asbestosis, pulmonary fibrosis, lung cancer, COPD, and emphysema. Exposure and inhalation of certain toxic substances may also warrant the services of a pulmonologist.
Some of the tools and tests pulmonologists use to diagnose a patient are a stethoscope in order to listen for abnormal breathing sounds, chest X-rays, CT scans, blood tests, bronchoscopy, and polysomnography.
Dr. Deborah L Gofreed has the following 2 expertise
Dr. Deborah L Gofreed has 3 board certified specialties
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Dr. Deborah L Gofreed is Board Certified in 3 specialties
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Do not even waste your time seeing Dr. Gofreed. She takes very little time to make her assessments, is not thorough, quick to give prescriptions and is not up to date on the latest in sleep medicine, and spoke in a manner where she talked down to you. I felt that as a patient, I had read more about my condition than her--she didn't even know how to advise me on how to use my light visor--the very thing she told me to get!Terrible terrible, there are better, more competent doctors (even my internal doctor, when I mentioned her name, scoffed!)
I am truly mystified by some of the comments here. I have had nothing but good experiences with Dr. Gofreed and her staff. I've been in for one study so far, and have scheduled a further study due to persistent daytime hypersomnolence. I have never had to wait in her office more than a few minutes before seeing her for an appointment, and scheduling the sleep studies has been a breeze. The sleep study staff have been professional, helpful, and quite knowledgable. And the office itself (sleep studies are done on the premises) is very comfortable and clean. In all seriousness, the first time I entered, I thought I had taken a wrong turn and come into a day-spa. Dr. Gofreed is not at all interested in "pushing" any diagnosis or drug. She has been quite frank in discussing her thoughts with me, including the less likely outcomes and possibilities, and such frankness might strike some folks as a little off-putting. For my part, I prefer to know the state of the art with respect to *all* therapies, including devices, drugs, and surgical alternatives. She has not been shy about sharing with me her thoughts and understanding of each.
Dr. Gofreed is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
38 Years Experience
University Of Maryland School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1980
George Washington University Hospital
Dr. Deborah L Gofreed accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Select
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
Aetna Innovation Health
- Aetna VA Signature Gold HMO
- Anthem KeyCare PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- CareFirst BlueChoice Advantage
- CareFirst BluePreferred PPO
- CareFirst Maryland POS
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
Coventry Health Care
- Coventry - Bon Secours Tier 2
- Coventry - Southside Tier 2
- Coventry Virginia - HMO
- First Health PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- Optima Health OptimaFit Direct HMO
- Optima Vantage HMO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Optimum Choice Preferred POS
- UHC Options PPO
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